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Be prepared for anything with a Point Two Air Jacket!

by Eland Lodge 21 Feb 2019 0 Comments

Be prepared for anything with a Point Two Air Jacket!

HOW DO THEY WORK


In the event of a fall, the Point Two Air Jacket instantly inflates to absorb shock, distribute impact to support your spinal column and offer protection for your collarbones, ribs, coccyx, neck and internal organs. It is also exceptionally effective against crush injuries.

When mounted you attach your air jacket's lanyard to a saddle attachment put on the front of your saddle. The jacket is then inflated when enough weight pulls the lanyard from the jacket (in this case a fall from a horse) triggering the canister and inflating the jacket. This all happens under a second to ensure it is inflated before impact. All jackets come ready to use with a bungee lanyard, saddle attachment and a canister.

WHY WEAR ONE

HOW DO THEY WORK
Point Two Air Vests are worn by a variety of riders from top level eventers to leisure riders. They are not compulsory for competitions however many competitors do still wear them, and here's why.

  • They can provide approximately 45% more protection for the lower spine than a level 3 body protector.
  • They reduce the risk of rib fractures and underlying organ damage by at least 20%
  • Used in combination with a level 3 body protector they improve protection to the spine by up to 69%
  • Offer better impact protection in a rotational fall than a body protector
  • Significantly improved protection against impact over the upper body, spine and back of the pelvis and neck compared to a body protector
  • They are lightweight and less bulky than a body protector, therefore you are more inclined to wear it daily, feeling comfortable but still protected.

Still unsure? Have a read of a customer review.

Still unsure? Have a read of a customer review.

GET A FREE FITTING


In order to work correctly Point Two Air Jackets must be fitted by a qualified fitter. Here at Eland Lodge all of our in store staff are trained and certified by a Point Two representative in the fitting a Point Two Jacket, and in it's features and technology. They are also trained in how to set off an air jacket, which we do on all customers purchasing an air jacket, this confirms the fit is correct when the jacket is inflated. Therefore if you are thinking of purchasing an air jacket, or would just like some information then pop into store and speak to a member of staff.

THE POINT TWO AIR JACKET COLLECTION

ProAir

The Point Two ProAir can be worn on it's own or over a body protector. The ProAir, unlike other air jackets features three adjustable straps, therefore you can allow for extra room when wearing it over a body protector. For cross country competition, the ProAir is required, by the organisers, to be worn with a BETA approved Level 3 body protector.

The ProAir is available in an Adults and Children's version. 

Hunter Jacket

The Hunter is named after it's purpose, for hunting. Designed to suit Hunt riders it utilizes the same air bag and coverage as the ProAir vest but gets secured by a zipper instead of buckles. This refines the silhouette without changing the comfort or protection. Point Two created this in response to riders who wanted a more fashionable, neater looking vest, but still wanted top-level safety features.

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